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   Clearfield Progress (Newspaper) - December 30, 1966, Clearfield, Pennsylvania                                Today's Chuckle Sign in store:- "We buy old furniture. We sell antiques." The Reader's Tip A fan's view of wrestling See pictures on Page 12. Vol. 60 - No. 306 Our 56th Year Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Moshannon Valley, Pa.,  Friday, December 30, 1966 15,155 Copies Daily 20 PAGES TODAY Crisis Hits President Of Argentine By OSCAR J. S ERR AT BUENOS AIRES, Arg. (AP) - Argentine President Juan Carlos Ongania faced the worst crisis of his six-month-old military regime today following the resignation of his four-man civilian cabinet and mounting opposition to the government's social and economic policies. The cabinet ministers and 15 undersecretaries forming the government's second level resigned Thursday ostensibly to give Ongania a free hand to reorganize his administration, but it has become increasingly apparent that the cabinet was sharply divided on how to cope with growing financial and labor problems The ministers who resigned were Enrique Martinez Paz, interior; Jorge Nestor Salimei, economy; Roberto J. Petracca, social welfare, and Nicanor Costa Mendez, foreign affairs. Observers predicted that Ongania, 52, would accept the resignations of Salimei and Martinez Paz, but would reinstate Costa Mendez and Petracca. The president is scheduled to deliver a new year address tonight. As news of the crisis spread, so did rumors of impending government changes. One report said the military junta which installed Ongania would soon replace him. Another said the government would call free elections within a month. A third said Adalberto Krieger Vasena, chief ot the economic mission in Geneva, had been Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4 Frigid, Snowy Weather Hangs On in District Wintry weather continued its running attack on the Clearfield County-Moshannon Valley area during the night, renewing hazardous driving conditions. Heavy snow squalls, whipped by gusty winds, caused some minor drifting but no major problems, according to the State Highways Department. Another inch of snow accumulated during the night, bringing total accumulation since Christmas to 16 inches, the department said. All highways were plowed cindered and reported in good Burns Fatal To Philipsburg Area Resident PHILIPSBURG - Andrew N. Allen, 64, of Point Lookout died late last night of burns suffered in a fire early yesterday that gutted his frame home near Philipsburg. Mr. Allen suffered first, second and third degree burns over 85 per cent of his body. He was admitted to the Philipsburg State General Hospital in guarded condition after firemen had rescued him from his burning house. Firemen found him lying unconscious on the kitchen floor. Death came at 11:30 p. m. some 19 hours after the fire, which was discovered by a Philipsburg Borough police officer patroling in a police cruiser. Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined but an investigation was being headed by Philipsburg Fire Chief Richard Fry. Mr. Allen was born at Point Lookout May 24, 1902, a son of the late Harry and Agnes (Nelson) Allen. He never married. A sister, Mrs. Oliver (Janet) Pease of Akron, Ohio, survives. He was preceded in death by a Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 6 Cor Crashes, Then Is Crashed Into Some Time Later HAPPY DAY AT AN KHE - Pencils, tablets and crayons donated by residents of Clearfield County and the Moshannon Val ley are being put to good use by students at An Khe, South Vietnam. In these pictures, sent to The Progress by Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill, a U. S. Army advisor, some of the students pose with the supplies. Above, Capt. Sheriff, at left, is shown with a Vietnamese school teacher, center, Lt. Troung Ty, the new district military commander, and two students. Little girl in photo below, according to Sheriff, was too shy to smile. Congress Apparently Has Hawk Attitude WASHINGTON (AP) - Will President Johnson's administration be dominated by the hawks or the doves in 1967? There are sharp differences in the ranks, but the prevailing attitude in Congress appears to be hawk-ish. White House advisers, divided too, seem also to lean toward a hawk-lining increase in military Goldberg and W. Averell Harrl- pressure in Vietnam over attempts to lure the Communists to a conference table with a dove-like approach. Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk, presidential adviser Walt Ros-tow and most of the generals and admirals are acknowledged hawks.    Ambassadors   Arthur On f ve of Truce... Small Battles Flare in Vietnam By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) - Small-scale fighting flared in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta and the central lowlands today on the eve of the two-day New Year's truce. In the air war, bad weather again curtailed raids on North Vietnam, but U. S. B52 bombers made three attacks on Communist positions---- Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 1 Temperature Contest Deadline Nearing Attention: amateur forecasters. Your prediction for the coldest January temperature reading in the Progress-sponsored Temperature Contest, must be postmarked no later than tomorrow, Dec. 31. Entries, to be mailed on postcards only, should include your name, address, telephone number and the date and time when you think the lowest reading will occur. Prizes of $15, $10 and $5 are being offered. Mail your entry to the Temperature Contest, Progress Newsroom, Clearfield. It was just one of those days for Richard Sponseller, 43, of Hanover R. D.  1. While driving along Route 153, about six miles north of Clearfield, at 5:30 p. m. yesterday the wheels of his car dropped weather 0ff the highway berm causing Mr. Sponseller to lose control. The car spun around, crossed to the opposite side of the highway and went over an embankment. Uninjured, he was taken to Clearfield by a passing motorist to make arrangements to have his car towed back up on the highway. An hour and a half later, just before the wrecker arrived, Thomas B. Mitchell, 53, of 242 South Second St., Clearfield, came along and his wheels dropped off the berm. He, too, spun around, crossed Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Bishop Whealon To Be Installed On March 7 ERIE - The sixth Roman Catholic Bishop of Erie, the Most. Rev. John F. Whealon, will be formally installed as head of the diocese in ceremonies Tuesday afternoon, March 7, and will take up residence in the Bishop's suite of St. Mark's Seminary. He will maintain offices at the Chancellory in downtown Erie but the recently retired Archbishop John Mark Gannon will remain undisturbed in his present quarters. Bishop Whealon will be in- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2 Inside The Progress Classified Ads .... 16, 17, 18 News From Around World 2 Comics ................. 19 Sports ............... 12, 13 Obituaries ............... 2 Hospital News .......... 18 Editorial, Columns ...... 4 Social News .......... 3, 20 Church News ............ 9 Operation ESTAK Scores... Viet District Chief Gives Thanks for Aid (Editor's Note: The following letter, with one copy in Vietnamese and one in English, was sent to The Progress by Tran Douc Vu of An Khe, South Vietnam. Mr. Vu is the district chief of An Tuc District where school supplies donated by residents of Clearfield County and the Moshannon Valley were sent this fall during Operation ESTAK (Educational Supplies to An Khe). U. S. Army Capt. Robert M. Sheriff of Chester Hill, an advisor to Vietnamese troops in the district, formulated the plans for ESTAK.) in South Vietnam, With the New Year's ceasefire scheduled to start at 6 p.m. EST Friday, Premier Nguyen Cao Ky threatened to cancel the four-day truce promised for the Vietnamese New Year in February unless the Viet Cong observe the truce this weekend better than they did the Christmas cease-fire. In Saigon, American sources reported that a five-day port strike protesting the replacement of Vietnamese dockwork-ers by American servicemen had been settled. The settlement came near the end of an ineffective 12-hour general strike called in Saigon by the Vietnamese Confederation of Labor. South Vietnamese troops clashed in three brisk firefights with Viet Cong guerrillas in the Mekong Delta and reported killing 45 of the enemy. Government casualties were reported moderate in one clash 65 miles southwest of Saigon and light in two actions 54 miles southwest of the capital. U.S. headquarters reported the loss of an Air Force propell- Red Official Praises Purge Of Chinese man, along with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, are considered doves for the most part. The President, who must make the final decision to escalate or not, keeps ordering more troops into the field, while at the same lime holding out the olive branch to the Communist government of North Vietnam. One thing is certain. Failure to achieve peace talks in the new year will increase demands for escalation to end the war militarily. Already, Chairman L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C, of the House Armed Services Committee has called for "the absolute annihilation of Hanoi and Haiphong if it is necessary to victory." Hanoi is North Vietnam's capital; Haiphong its main port. What appears to be the dominant view in the Senate has been put by Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in these words: "Their continued intransigence leaves us no choice but to inflict greater punishment on the Communists until they halt their aggression. I am convinced that the use of superior force is the only means by which they can be forced to the conference table." Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen, R-Ill., had this to say: "As far as what weapons and techniques are needed to bring about victory or cause them to sit down at a conference table, it is a military problem, not a civilian prob-' By ROBERT LIU TOKYO (AP) - One day aft er his ouster was demanded by ,: the Red Guards, Red Chinese Vlce   President   Hubert   II. Foreign Minister Chen Yi deliv- Humphrey    has    consistently ered a fiery speech Thursday voic.ed support for the adminis- praising  the  "cultural revolu- trat'�n's   policy   in   Vietnam, Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 Crash Injuries Fatal To Sabula Seaman SABULA - Paul Richard Aljoe, USN, 20-year-old brother of   convicted   killer   Kenneth Aljoe of Sabula, was killed Dec.     ________......_________ r........, 27 in an automobile crash near plant, was accused of restric- tion" purge. "The situation in the great proletarian cultural revolution in China is excellent," Chen told a Peking rally of 100,000 persons, including Red Guards, the official New China News Agency reported. Chen repeatedly praised Communist Chairman Mao Tse-tung, who with Defense Minister Lin Piao turned loose the young Red Guards last August to drive anti-Mao thinkers from public life. Neither Mao nor Lin attended the rally did but did not speak. Red Guards attacked Chen, 65, Wednesday in posters criticizing him for unspecified "personal remarks" and demanding: "Kick old Chen out." The wife of the foreign minister, Chang Chien, a work committee deputy chief at a printing This letter is offered in acknowledgment of the many boxes of school supplies which were donated during Operation ESTAK for the school children in An Khe. During my tenure in An Tuc District I have seen many wonderful developments which will help greatly in the educational, economic, social, and cultural progress of the people. It has been most gratifying to see the assistance and cooperation with both Americans and Vietnamese as we work toward our fight against Communism. I count your efforts in ESTAK as one of the most noteworthy gestures which I have seen. Please accept my sincere gratitude, in behalf of my people, for all that you have done. Cleveland,  Ohio The seaman was a gunners mate second class. Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. tomorrow from the Paul J. Short Funeral Home at DuBois with interment in Morn-ingside Cemetery. His mother, a sister and three brothers survive. The victim's brother, Kenneth, received the death penalty for the 1963 shooting of his 12-year-old neighbor Eugene Conway, but in January of this year the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reduced his sentence to life imprisonment. Signs Point to Revelry Boom ... Partly cloudy, breezy and cold with a few snow flurries today. High in the 20s. Fair and cold tonight, low in the teens. Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Saturday, high in the 30s. Sunrise 7:37-Sunset 4:53 Clearfield Weather Thursday high 28, low 20, overnight low 22. Clearfield River Level Thursday 7 p. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Today 7 a. m. - 5.35 feet (stationary). Snow cover - 7 inches. Precipitation - .07. And a Happy New Year to You Too ?�S tin fl f? n t> n IP rcnnii .,    .     ...       .... _  . . ��� VWWI I By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer All signs point to a revelry boom New Year's Eve that could be the biggest in fun and money since World War II. You could pay anywhere from a buck to a hundred dollars for the night out. Apparently ready to put aside serious thoughts of the war in Vietnam and other world and domestic tensions, many Americans seemed determined to make a big night of it. "The people seem determined to celebrate and do their worrying on Jan. 3," said Phil Miles, vice president of New York's Brody Corporation, which man- Fulmer Is Appointed To Four Committees HARRISBURG - Rep. Eugene M. Fulmer (R-Centre-Clearfield) has been appointed to serve on four major committees in the state House of Representatives. Fulmer was named to Appropriations, Public Health and Welfare, Highways, and Higher Education. Countian Seeks in Land Action EBENSBURG - Cambria County's claim that someone illegally has cut timber and stripped coal from 209 acres of county-owned land in Dean lower, an Associated Press Township has emerged in a sampling of night clubs, hotels cml court suit-and restaurants across the On the plaintiff's side is Nora country showed. Bailey of Morrisdale, Clearfield Peter Redfearn, resident County. She filed a mandamus manager of the Hotel Claremont complaint asking the court to order Cambria County to accept her offer to redeem (buy back) the property. She once owned it, but it has been in the coun- ages the Rainbow Room and the Rainbow Grill among other establishments. Generally, prices will run about the same as last year, and in some instances slightly Will Be Held Hexi Spring... Industrial Fund Drive Planned at Philipsburg PHILIPSBURG - Directors seeking to attract new business of the Philipsburg Chamber of and industry. Individuals, busi-Commerce Wednesday voted to ness firms, and organizations Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 7 ChestwHiil Sets Fees For Sewer Taps CHESTER HILL - Chester Hill Borough Council at a spec-Premier Chou En-lai ial year end meeting last night adopted an ordinance setting fees and charges with respect to taps to the sanitary sewer, system for mobile homes trailers or similar construction. Included is a stipulation that a mobile home placed on a foundation shall be considered a residence and shall pay a tap fee of $325. A mobile home or trailer.or any similar construction which is not on a foundation and by the declaration of the owner is not intended to be permanent shall be required to be tapped to the sanitary sewer system and shall pay a fee of $50 per year. This mobile home . may not be tapped to the main line sewer system unless the tap fee of $325 is paid. In other matters, the Hill Street contract was discussed and payment was further ,held up until some questions are answered by the contractor concerning the location of a pipe with regard to a property and the usefulness of the pipe where it is now located. The tentative bulget for 1967 was read for the first time. It listed total funds available for expenditure next year as $29,-474.10 in the general operating fund and $5,971.10 in the highway aid fund. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the borough building. ting plant workers' campaigns and his son, Chen Shao-lu, was accused of mistakes while serving as a member of a crop inspection team.  " In his speech Chen said the main target of the purge "is the handful of people within the party who are in authority and are taking the capitalist road. They are as time bombs placed within our party." He said the purge "has broken through the obstructions raised by the bourgeois reactionary line (anti-Maoists) and Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 5 in Berkeley, Calif., explaining why the hotel's Churchill Room cocktail party had been reduced from $10 a couple to $7.50, said: Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 2    Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 6 proceed with plans for an industrial fund drive to be conducted in the community and surrounding area next spring. It was decided to have Frank Doogan Associates of New York City conduct the eight-week drive to raise funds to enable the community to compete more favorably with other towns in will be asked to contribute to the fund. The Chamber has been negotiating with the New York firm for more than a year regarding the possibility of a local campaign. The firm has conducted similar campaigns in surround- Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 8 Mid - State Airport Thursday high 29, I 21, overnight low 19. ow Five - Day Forecast For Dec. 31 - Jan. 4: Temperatures are expected to average near seasonal normals of 34 to 40 high and 21 to 25 low. Cool Sunday and turning cold again about middle of next week with rising temperatures Saturday and during early part of next week. Berman H. Kephart, Clearfield Agway Store Manager, Dies Berman H. Kephart, 42, of 708 Crozier Ave., Clearfield, Manager of Agway, Inc., at Clearfield, died at 11:50 p. m. yesterday, Dec. 29, in the Clearfield Hospital. Mr. Kephart was also a unit manager of Agway, Inc., for Clearfield County. Born in Boggs Township March 24, 1924, he was a son of Leonard and Mable (Knepp) Kephart of Wallaceton. He was a  member of the Wallaceton Year in Review-Part 111... Election Took Spotlight in Fall The 1966 gubernatorial elec- a project to send school sup- an outstanding town, a federal tion took the spotlight as the plies  to  Vietnamese   children grant for a state park was an- district entered the' final four and now received   nationwide nounced, and a new highway months of the year, leading off publicity in a newspaper indus- was opened before cold weather with a visit by Democrat Milton try magazine. arrived. It was back to politics again And in the waning weeks of early in October with Governor the year another countian was Scranton visiting  the  county, charged in a slaying,   Clear- From then on to the General fielder was killed in Vietnam, Election in November the poli- a new industry started at Wal- ticians were on the move. lacelon and a hunter was found Clearfield   was   selected   to dead after a long search. news highlights Shapp in early September. A Clearfield woman pleaded not guilty in the slaying of her brother and a DuBois man went on trial for his life. There was another side to the news though.   Area   residents Please Turn to Page 2, Col. 4  had poured out their hearts in compete for national honors as    Capping the for the year were the announcement that the state Is planning to buy back land at Quehanna from the Curtiss-Wright Corp., the start of improvements at Mid-State Airport, and a report on the possible purchase of the Clearfield Driving Park for a new junior high school. Sept. 2-Milton Shapp, Democratic candidate for governor, examines issues and problems at Clearfield luncheon. Sept. 8 - The Clearfield Hos-pital is the recipient of separate gifts worth over $76,000 from two deceased former residents of Clearfield. Bernice Woods D'Amico (Domico) pleads not guilty to the Aug. 31 gunshot slaying of her brother, Howard O. Woods, 49, at Clearfield. Sgt. Harold J. Koller, a former resident of Stifflertown, Clearfield Array of Gifts Awaits First Arrivals of'67 9 "A boy or girl - we have both in store - which of the two are you waiting for?" Sometime after midnight tomorrow, Dec. 31, two sets of proud parents will find "what they have been waiting for" and compounding their joy will be the presentation to them and their new arrivals of a wide array of useful gifts from stores in the Clearfield and Philipsburg area. Bassinets of good wishes, as well as bundles of gifts are awaiting the arrival of the 1967 Kings or Queens of the Diaper Set. The first New Year's babies born in the Clearfield and Philipsburg Hospitals, will find among their treasures a fres baby photograph, infants wear, blankets, a supply of baby food, a high chair, stainless steel baby Please Turn to Page 10, Col. 1    Please Turn to Page 8, Col. 3   

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